LibriVox recording of Sophisms of the Protectionists by Frédéric Bastiat, read by Katie Riley.
"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fallacious arguments promoting the "Protection" of industries to the detriment of consumers and society. (Introduction by Katie Riley)
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August 27, 2012 Subject:
Excellent Solo Recording
This is a wonderful recording of a very interesting text regarding the benefits of free trade, interest and capitalism. It made me think that capitalism would be a good system for a city of angels because they would all start off with something, none would take advantage of unfair bargaining positions and they wouldn't make mistakes or fall into vices. Bastiat deals with these objections in the last section.